September 18, 2001: Terrorism by Mail – Will Your Next Piece of Mail Kill You? (The Anthrax Scare)


A Brief History On September 18, 2001, in the wake of the terror attacks of September 11, people in the United States were jumpy and on edge, not knowing if another attack would occur.  They did not have to wait long.  Just one week later, the first “Anthrax Letters” were mailed.  Believed at first to
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September 16, 1920: Bomb in Horse-Drawn Wagon Kills 38 on Wall Street and Injures Hundreds More!


A Brief History On September 16, 1920, years before the great stock market crashes of 1929 and 2008, some unknown, disaffected malcontents showed the fat cats of Wall Street some serious financial terrorism of their own by setting off a bomb in a horse-drawn wagon in front of JP Morgan Bank in New York’s financial district. Digging Deeper The perpetrators
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Five Fabulous Firsts for Females!


A Brief History On September 15, 1981, Sandra Day O’Connor was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee to become the first female Justice of the Supreme Court.  Here 5 spectacular firsts accomplished by women are listed, shining examples for girls to emulate and for boys and men to respect.  Let us know who else belongs on this
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Even More Women Famous For Being Naked


A Brief History On September 14th, 2012, in a major invasion of privacy, the French magazine Closer published topless photographs of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.  This incident led to a major outcry as “Kate” was vacationing at a private residence, and many felt the paparazzi had once again overstepped the boundaries of the socially and morally
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September 14, 326 A.D.: Holy Sepulchre and True Cross Found in Jerusalem!


A Brief History On September 14, 326 A.D., Helena of Constantinople made one of the greatest discoveries in Christian history when she found the Holy Sepulchre (the crypt where Jesus was entombed) and the True Cross in Jerusalem. Digging Deeper Helena, also known as St. Helen, was the mother of Constantine the Great, emperor of Rome. 
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10 Spectacular Discoveries of Treasures


A Brief History On September 12, 1857, the SS Central America sank in a hurricane off the coast of North Carolina, taking with her most of her passengers and crew and 30,000 pounds of gold from California.  For over 130 years, the Atlantic Ocean protected this treasure, that was until 1988, and a massive jackpot of about $150 million in
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September 12, 1942: U-Boats Engaged in Rescue Efforts Attacked by US Bomber! (The Laconia Incident)


A Brief History On September 12, 1942, one of the saddest and most regrettable incidents of World War II took place following the sinking of the British ocean liner the RMS Laconia by torpedoes from a German U-boat. Digging Deeper The Laconia was the second British liner to bear that name, the first, in an ominous preview of
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Farsight Studios Makes Affordable Pinball Available to the Masses!


A Brief History On September 12, 2014, Farsight Studios continued their goal of digitizing historic pinball machines by launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund the digitization of one of the most popular machines of all time: The Addams Family. Digging Deeper Just over a year ago, I wrote a well-received article for TopTenz that provides
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Cracked History Reveals 10 Things History Got Wrong, Part Five (Movie Edition!)


A Brief History On September 11, 1297, Scottish forces led by William “Braveheart” Wallace defeated the English at Stirling Bridge.  Amazingly, in the 1995 Mel Gibson movie, the battle of Stirling Bridge is depicted without a bridge!  Hollywood movies regularly get history wrong, and here 10 such movies containing inaccuracies are listed.  What movies would you add
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September 11, 1792: Hope Diamond Stolen!


A Brief History On September 11, 1792, in the midst of the confusion of the French Revolution, the crown jewels, which included the fabulous Hope Diamond (“Le Bleu de France”), were stolen. Digging Deeper Mined in India in the 17th century, it came to the attention of a Frenchman by the name of Jean-Baptiste Tavernier who brought it back to France with
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10 Female Assassination Victims


A Brief History On September 10, 1898, Empress Elisabeth of Austria was stabbed in the chest by assassin Luigi Lucheni.  Just as men have been targeted over the years, women have also found themselves at the receiving end of an assassin’s bullet, sword or poison.  Here 10 women are listed who were famous or powerful enough that someone wanted to get
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